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2008 - Bulimics/Binge Eating disorders May eat as many as...

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Eating Disorders Defined Eating disorders = psychological disorder with medical and psychiatric aspects o Obsession with food body image and weight o Serious health risk over time Three Primary Disorders o Anorexia Nervosa Starvation, excess weight loss o Bulima Nervosa Cycles of binging and purging Purging- puking, laxatives, excessive exercises o Binge Eating disorder Excessive eating, do not compensate for all the calories they had Unhealthy Intake Anorexics Some eat as few as 100-200 calories day
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Unformatted text preview: Bulimics/Binge Eating disorders May eat as many as 5000 calories per binge Statistics • More common than alzheimers disease o 10 million vs. 4 million • Research funding is relatively low o 1.29/affected individual vs. 159 per individual affected with schizophrenia • 40% of newly identified cases are in girls 15-19 years old o 42% of 1-3 rd grade girls want to be thinner o 46% of 9-11 yr olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets...
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